Isabella Calthorpe

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Isabella Calthorpe
Born Isabella Amaryllis Charlotte Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
(1980-03-03) 3 March 1980 (age 37)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Lond Acad Music & Dramatic Art
Occupation actress
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Sam Branson (m. 2013)
Children 2
Parent(s) John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon
Relatives Gabriella Calthorpe
(paternal half-sister)
Cressida Bonas
(maternal half-sister)

Isabella Calthorpe (born 3 March 1980) is an English socialite, actress and model.

Early life[edit]

Calthorpe was born on 3 March 1980 in Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.[1] She is the daughter of John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (son of Sir Richard) and Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon (daughter of the sixth Earl Howe). She was named Isabella Amaryllis Charlotte and came to be known by intimates as Bellie.[2]

She has two full siblings (elder sister Georgiana, an artist, and younger brother Jacobi), and four half-siblings: two from her father's second marriage, including actress Gabriella Calthorpe; one from her mother's first marriage; and one from her mother's third marriage, the actress Cressida Bonas.[3]

Calthorpe was educated at Heathfield School, Ascot,[4] and Bradfield College, before going on to study Classics and Art History at the University of Edinburgh.

Career[edit]

After attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 2003 to 2005,[5] she became a stage actress. She has also appeared in films Stage Beauty and How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, and the television series Harley Street and Trinity.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Stage Beauty Lady Jane Bellamy
2006 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Emily Proctor Episode: Chinese Walls
2008 Harley Street Miranda Cost episodes 1 and 2
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Anna
2009 Trinity Rosalind Gaudain 8 episodes
2009 The Prisoner 765 - Wonkers 2 episodes, "Episode 1: Arrival" and "Episode 2: Harmony"
2010 13Hrs Sarah Tyler (released as "Night Wolf" in the USA)
2011 Blooded Liv Scott feature directed by Ed Boase
2013 Fedz Detective Carter

Personal life[edit]

Calthorpe is a friend of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and was a guest at his wedding.[6] While single, she appeared regularly in the society pages of Tatler, Harper's Bazaar and Hello! [7]

On 6 March 2013, she married Sam Branson, filmmaker, former model, and son of business tycoon Sir Richard Branson.[8] The couple married at his father's private safari lodge near Kruger National Park, with guests including Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York.[8]

On 9 September 2014, it was announced on the Virgin website that the couple were expecting their first child, and daughter Eva-Deia Branson was born on 19 February 2015.[9] They had their second child, a son named Bluey Rafe Richard Branson, on 18 January 2017.[10]

Ancestry[edit]

She is a 9th great-granddaughter of Charles II of England and Scotland on both her mother's and father's side. Her parents are third cousins, sharing Francis Horatio Fitzroy as a great-great-grandfather.


 
 
 
 
King Charles II (1630-1685)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton (1663-1690)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton (1683-1757)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Augustus FitzRoy (1716-1741)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735-1811)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1768-1770)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Admiral Lord William FitzRoy (1782-1857) [11]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Francis Horatio FitzRoy (1823-1900) [12]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Esmé FitzRoy (1859-1939)
 
Gertrude Louisa Georgiana FitzRoy (1850-1927)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary Curzon (1887-1962)
 
Fitzroy Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe 1st Bart (1872-1957)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (1908-1984)
 
Richard Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe 2nd Bart (1908-1985)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon (1947-)
 
John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (1947-)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isabella Calthorpe
 
 
 
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times 1980 March 5, p. 30
  2. ^ Telegraph. "What it's like when Richard Branson is your dad: 'Sometimes we wish dad would let us lie on the sofa.'" 2016 March 27. Peter Stanford. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  3. ^ Hello! "Sam Branson welcomes baby son: find out his unusual name." 2017 January 5. Sharnaz Shahid. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  4. ^ "The Tatler List". Tatler. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. 
  5. ^ I.M.D.B. - Isabella Calthorpe - Biography
  6. ^ Tamara Abraham. "Royal Wedding: Prince William's ex-girlfriends Jecca Craig and Isabella Calthorpe came so close | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Heiress Isabella in the spotlight following Wills break-up". Hellomagazine.com. 27 April 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  8. ^ a b 'Branson heir marries model who turned down Prince William', The Times, 7 March 2013, No. 70826, p. 5
  9. ^ Richard blog. "Sam and Bellie’s baby girl." 2015 February 26. Richard Branson. Virgin. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  10. ^ Richard blog. "Introducing baby Bluey Branson." 2017 January 20. Richard Branson. Virgin. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  11. ^ The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820. "FITZROY, Lord William (1782-1857), of Piccadilly, Mdx." 1986. MG Hinton. Ed. R Thorne. London: Secker & Warburg. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  12. ^ Gravestone Photographic Resource. "Francis Horatio Fitzroy grave monument in Holy Trinity, Hawley, Hampshire, England." Retrieved 2017-05-29.

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